25 SEPTEMBER 2013 -- The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust will host the travelling exhibition “Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust Through the Eyes of Teens”, on loan from the Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education, at Anne Frank in the World in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The exhibit will be on display until October 30, 2013. Admission is free.
Anne Frank, one of the most famous teenagers in history, has had her diary translated into over 67 languages and has captured the hearts of readers across the world. But her story alone does not document the complexity of World War II and the Holocaust. “Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust” tells the stories of forty teenagers who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of this brutal conflict.
Elie Wiesel (Auschwitz survivor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize), members of the White Rose resistance group and Traudl Junge (Adolf Hitler's personal secretary) are featured alongside lesser-known teens and young adults who survived the concentrations camps, hid from the Nazis, led rescue efforts, served as soldiers, remained on the home front or aided individuals who were targets of the Nazi oppression.
The exhibition also features individuals with Atlanta connections, including Alan Davies, Murray Lynn, Eugen Schoenfeld, William A. Scott, III and Mathilda Stein. The Anti-Defamation League and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum were instrumental in helping KSU complete the research for the exhibition.